Monday, May 13, 2019

Ten Thousand Islands

We enjoyed a birding extravaganza in the Everglades last winter. I knew we'd be knee deep in feathers, when the woman ahead of us gasped and pointed - it was the mother-load of white egrets! 

We started the day before sunrise, on a balmy March morning. First, we stopped at McDonalds for breakfast. Then, we drove down old 41 towards Miami, stopping at Ten Thousand Islands.  

The lighting was perfect. 

They look like a painting...

A soft, roseate spoonbill. 

A cute little killdeer.

A great blue heron in the sky. 

A wood stork in flight. 



A perfect morning on tap. 

A photographer's paradise. 

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DJan said...

Gorgeous shots of the egrets. They do look like a painting. These are some of my favorites of my many favorite pictures you take with that great artist's eye of yours! :-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful birds! We had a great visit to that area earlier this season.

Joyful said...

Beautiful images.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Your Everglades photos are breath-taking. The one with the turquoise background and yellow-green birds looks like a surrealist painting. Such amazing photography.
My post features a visit to Seattle's Volunteer Park Conservatory.

Fun60 said...

What stunning shots in perfect lighting. The reflections were particularly good.

s.c said...

Great images indeed and one looks really like a silk print on a japanese kimono I saw once.

Lady Fi said...

Wow - fabulous shots.

betty-NZ said...

It's exciting when a huge flock of birds arrive and let you take photos! Your images do look like paintings with the different lighting. That first egret shot is just marvelous and majestic :)

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Anne (cornucopia) said...

Wow, you have some stunning photos here!!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful photos, and like you said, perfect conditions. Photos #3 & 4 are truly amazing!! Enjoy your weekend.

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Stewart M said...

Adds "Everglades" to bucket list! What a remarkable group of birds.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne